In addition to a probable new project related to Armored Core, it is not excluded that Elden Ring will not return to being the center of attention from FromSoftware. On the other hand, the game is a sort of turning point for the Japanese development team, which has seen the success achieved with the Dark Souls series consecrate itself and also reach a new audience thanks to the game's open world structure. It is therefore natural that FromSoftware is thinking of a series of updates, which may have been anticipated by the last patch received by the title.
Indeed, as reported on Twitter, the latest update of Elden Ring for PC would contain two very interesting lines of code. The first is purely technical and would concern the introduction of Ray Tracing. The second, however, is based on the contents: in the same patch there are in fact references to two new maps, which could anticipate the arrival of a DLC or an expansion itself.
The news was spread by Lance McDonald, modder and dataminer who has always been close to games FromSoftware, but that doesn't mean Ray Tracing will be implemented in the game, just as it doesn't mean that FromSoftware will in fact launch an expansion. Very often, in fact, cut elements are also included in the source codes of games and patches, very often due to distraction or for limited time available. Waiting for official announcements, therefore, it is always good to take this news with a grain of salt and wait for the development team to expose itself in person.
The latest update for Elden Ring adds menu strings related to ray tracing features. pic.twitter.com/LrCaqkzfsV
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) October 13, 2022
Elden Ring debuted in late February 2022 and was immediately a great success with audiences and critics, so much so that it earned a nomination for Game of the Year. If you have not yet tried the adventure of the Without Light, you can do so by retrieving your copy on Amazon. Keep following Tom's Hardware for all the news and upcoming announcements from the world of video games.